FMF NEWSLETTER 3 February 2021


FMF NEWSLETTER 3 February 2021   
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Do lockdowns help? No, they only appear to make things worse – Frans Rautenbach

To find out whether lockdowns work to combat the Covid-19 virus, one can calculate the strictness of the lockdown measures of countries, and plot those results against the number of deaths from the disease per million people per country. If it were true that lockdowns curb the spread of the virus, we would expect countries with stricter lockdowns to do so more effectively than those with more relaxed measures.

Our World in Data has an Index that measures the stringency of government responses to the pandemic (the Stringency Index for short) that is based on "nine response indicators including school closures, workplace closures, and travel bans, rescaled to a value from 0 to 100 (100 = strictest)".

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Clanwilliam title deed ceremony

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